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12.05.14 Prachi Gupta

While the phallus is literally worshipped in Japan, representations of the vagina are considered taboo to the point of being criminally offensive. Dazed reports that Megumi Igarashi, the Japanese artist who was famously jailed for creating a kayak based on a 3D print of her vagina, has been re-arrested on the same charges of obsenity. […]

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11.10.14 Prachi Gupta

Sarah Silverman may have championed the word “vagina” on TV, but it was ultimately Amy Schumer’s sketch comedy program that got Comedy Central to uncensor the word “pussy.” Speaking at New York’s Paley Center for Media, Inside Amy Schumer head writer and executive producer Jessi Klein called it “a great moment in U.S. history.” Vulture […]

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08.22.14 Marina Galperina

The art world has seen plenty of blatant depictions of genitals, but never quite like this all together. The very popular Cet obscur objet de désir, autour de l’Origine du Monde exhibit going on now at the Courbet Museum in Ornans, France offers a formidable collection of established masterpieces. Guy Cogeval, the president of the d’Orsay and Orangerie museums, spoke fondly […]

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08.16.13 Andy Cush

In the late 1880s, people called vaginas “horse-collars” and penises “love truncheons.” If the penis was big, however, they might call it a “kidney-wiper,” and if it was erect, “bit of stiff.” How do I know? These excellent, astoundingly detailed interactive timelines (spotted by our friends at Nerdcore) of the things we called our naughty […]

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06.27.13 Kyle Petreycik

A young Japanese artist by the name of Rokudenashiko – a pseudonym that roughly translates to “good-for-nothing kid” — is interested in the stigma that some people continually associate with vaginas.   After undergoing a procedure that is often casually referred to as “vaginal rejuvenation,” the artist became increasingly curious about the relationship between herself and her body as well as the seemingly inescapable […]

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02.21.12 Marina Galperina

The town of Wasilla, Alaska now has another claim to fame, other than electing Sarah Palin for mayor that one time, egh. Apparently, the locals think that this public artwork erected at Wasilla High School “resembles a large vagina,” which, among other things, suggests they may not know what a vagina looks like. We’re not even talking the […]

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09.20.11 Marina Galperina

The wait is over, pervs. Dasha Zhukova’s brilliant PR-scheme has come to its crescendo with the release of the first issue of her new fashion-art glossy Garage, featuring a controversial crotch tattooed with a Damien Hirst butterfly. Someone peeled off that Andy Warhol-esque sticker and scanned the goods. Very NSFW, obviously. […]

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05.02.11 Marina Galperina

Over five years, UK artist Jamie McCartney made casts of individually unique flip flaps and labias of women aged 18 to 76 — all kind of them; mothers, dauthers, preggers, twins, trans — and presented their intimate bits in 30 foot long sculpture. NSFW […]

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02.19.10 Kari Ferrell

Anyone who knows me can tell you that I watch a lot of pornographic material, and when I’m not watching it, I’m reading about it. I mean, I’m not the person who ruins his closest relationships because he’s too busy beating off in the Starbucks bathroom to iPorn (I ruin my closest relationships in other […]

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02.04.10 Bucky Turco

Getty Images has cracked the case with it’s vulva-eyed photographer at the Grammy Awards. Press conference soon to follow, surely. Additional closeup below. […]

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